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The Wandering Elk

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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106 Kananaskis Way | Windtower Lodge & Suites, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X2, Canada
+1 403-961-2608
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Marsden, Sask
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went looking forward to ribs. But they weren't on the menu?? Went early and not crowded. Fairly quick service.

Thank wcviolets
Prince George, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in as a family after a wedding for breakfast. The buffet was $11.99 per person and included coffee, juice and water. The food options included scrambled eggs, sausage patties and bacon. Other items included toast, cereal, yogurt, apples/oranges and fresh self made waffles. This buffet is also the continental breakfast for hotel guests. Overall, the food was lower... More 

Thank whosyourpapa
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great choices, and speedy service. Having juice and coffee included in the buffet price makes this a very good value for Canmore.

Thank Canuck65
Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Welcomed by staff during very cold evening. Although food was a bit slow in arriving it was worth the wait. Chicken Sandwich was GREAT! Wasn't really a "restaurant" which we were expecting - but was really worth the price. Friendly Staff and very affordable.

Thank daisy154913
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Canmore for business meeting and this was a decent place to have a quick breakfast. Sometimes there is a wait but it goes quickly. Good variety for a buffet.

Thank Paul-Sue-Travel
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed the night at windtower hotel and decided to be lazy at eat at the attached restaurant "wandering elk". Space was small as it is lobby style attachment. Service was fairly good throughout our meal. Our meal comprised of bigger appetizers such as wings and the elk poutine, and chicken and corn soup. The wings were terrible as its battered... More 

Thank Jack Y
Nokomis, Florida
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Advertise a buffet, but it is actually a continental breakfast. $13.00 for powdered eggs, choice of sausage or bacon and over cooked potatoes. A few small dry muffins to choose from along with bread you toast yourself. Guess we should've figured that since it was in a hotel, but definitely not a buffet. Service was poor. Will not return

Thank Rockystheman
Sauquoit, New York
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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The breakfast buffet was reasonably priced and had scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries and sausage. You can make your own waffles which were very good. There was an assortment of cereals, muffins, bagels and breads. The staff was friendly.

Thank Pat C
Greenville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016

we had dinner here one night and really enjoyed one of the local specialty, an appetizer called the Elk Poutine. The portion was so huge we just had a soup and this appetizer and we were full. the taste is really nice and even if you had meatballs before, this one has a really nice spice blend which I'm certain... More 

Thank Zoltan K
Gatineau, Canada
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

2 staff on floor and about 20 people in the restaurant. Forgot half the order, waitress was rude and pushy waiter was good. The food ; had two bites and it was enough hard meat over cooked bison burger ????? Take walk lot of nice restaurant a round. I did get a nice smile when it was time to pay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Kananaskis Way | Windtower Lodge & Suites, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
  • Phone Number: +1 403-961-2608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?